Murder by Meth

A California woman is being charged with murdering her unborn child.  Chelsea Becker has a long history of drug abuse and was warned during her pregnancy it could harm her baby.  But Chelsea ignored those warnings and her baby was stillborn.  An autopsy later determined the cause of death.  Her child had six times the toxic limit of meth in his system.  California law defines murder as the “unlawful killing of a human being.”  The state legislature added an unborn baby to that definition in 1970.  The California Supreme Court ruled in 1988 unborn babies were included under this provision.  If Chelsea lived in New York or Rhode Island, she could not have been charged with the baby’s death because of their extreme pro-abortion laws.

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